The Wardles

Andrea is my cousin-in-law (if there is such a thing). She and Strider were married last year and I had the privilege of taking their engagement photos and helping them design their wedding invitations. It was a great honor that they trusted me to help with such important  details, so when they asked me to document some maternity photos this weekend, I just couldn’t say no.

We met for one hour today in the same location we took their engagement pictures and I am so pleased with how they came out. I wanted to share a few of my favorites with all of you… and to give Andrea a peek at what we captured today.













Congrats Andrea and Strider! Finn can hardly wait to play with a new baby cousin, and neither can I!

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Cathy - October 27, 2013 - 9:51 pm

You are by far my favourite photographer….These shots are just gorgeous honey !!!!

Jody - October 28, 2013 - 6:17 am


You have such a gift — the photos are beautiful! Have a wonderful week :)

joanne nixon - October 28, 2013 - 6:19 pm

wonderful photos !! boy or girl? i wish them much happiness and a beautiful baby…

Candice - October 28, 2013 - 7:53 pm

Oh I do love that photo with the little bitty shoes !

victoria - November 1, 2013 - 2:39 pm

There is nothing more beautiful than a woman expecting a child…and you captured such lovely images…thank you for sharing!


cindy - November 4, 2013 - 12:21 pm

I love these pictures Sara! Especially the one with the little shoes between them. Very sweet!

Happy Halloween

Halloween is around the corner and I thought I’d pop in with two quick pictures of my home decorated for the holiday. The clutter is starting to drive me crazy, so I’m not sure it’ll survive a day past Halloween (I have far less “Thanksgiving” decor, which gives me a bit of relief from the clutter before I pull out my Christmas stuff). But I did have fun while it was up and I think Finn enjoyed it a bit this year.



I’ve been making changes in this front sitting room, as I sold the old piano and buffet I had in here, as I wanted to try something new for awhile. The old shoe rack that was in my bedroom is now on the left and I’m liking the wood tones with the new gray walls. It’ll probably change again in the near future but it will have till wait until the new year because I think Josh is growing tired of my redecorating. Ha!

Hope you all are having a lovely week. I’m sure I’ll pop back in soon with pictures of Finn dressed up for Halloween. Until then…

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Jody - October 24, 2013 - 1:23 pm


I love the new gray walls! My husband has gotten so used to my changing things up that he hardly notices any more :) I hope Finn has fun trick-or-treating!

Rita C - October 24, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Sara! You’ve let your subtle stripes go! Oh how I loved those stripes – even pinned it to Pinterest as inspiration, as did 22 after me from mine alone! The gray does look nice too.

Can you remember the color and brand of your stripes? I have wanted to do my laundry room ever since I first laid eyes on yours, more than 3 yrs ago, I think. :)

Happy Halloween – little ones always seem to be so crazy for Halloween – as much or more than Christmas! Just wait till he’s in primary school – it’s a crazy time of year for kids.

My youngest is getting married Sat., and I’m happy to say much of pumpkin patch will is now gone, packed and ready for the outdoor casually rustic wedding scene. I never was really big on Halloween decor (I know what you mean about the clutter). :))

kerrie - October 24, 2013 - 8:19 pm

I like the bareness of your sitting room now. It has a European feel to it now. I have been doing the same in my sitting room..moving pieces of furniture around to create a more bare yet french nordic country feel. The grey on your walls is a lovely shade.

Oak Glen

Last weekend we drove to Oak Glen with our neighbors and explored a bit of the mountain side. It was our first time there, and we loved every minute. Josh loved it a bit less than the rest of us, due to the entire population of California being there the same day we decided to go – but we enjoyed ourselves none-the-less and plan to go back again very soon. Perhaps on a weekday, next time!

Here are a few snap shots of our adventures, I’d like to share…



(above) one of the many sweet little apple stands we passed.



(above) he is getting so big, it’s scary!!!!



(above) if you don’t follow me on Instagram or Facebook – you might not now I’m trying out being a redhead. It’s fading very quickly, but it’s something new and perfect for fall!



(above) Finn with our sweet friends, Austin and Michelle.





(above) give a boy a stick, and he’s happy for hours – ahem…well, maybe just a few minutes.


I hope you all are enjoying this new season. It’s my favorite time of year, and I’m eating up all of the colors, smells, and time with my family. Happy Fall to all of you!


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Jody - October 18, 2013 - 12:36 am

Oak Glen looks beautiful and I can’t believe how big Finn is getting…he grows more adorable each time you share photos!

Candice@NotesfromAbroadblog - October 18, 2013 - 6:32 am

I wish you would stop feeding Finn all that Fast Grow stuff ! :)
He looks adorable as usual, the hoodie did me in .. if he really really likes pumpkins etc, send him to me for a week , I find myself living in an area full of pumpkins, apple trees and mountains .. good lord, where did Buenos Aires go ??

You make a fabulous redhead .. you would probably make a fabulous bald-head, you are so pretty, you don’t have to depend on your hair.

Keep the photos coming ! I always need my Finn Fix .

Jane - October 18, 2013 - 10:37 am

Nothing like a weekend in the country, unless of course everyone else has the same idea! It looks very pretty there and Finn is having a ball. Yes, he’s growing fast and his hair is getting so dark! I like you in red…wish I had the courage to do something different!

Happy Fall!


Sweet Life Farm - October 18, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Oh, dear Sara, I am not a “baby person” though dear Finn has captured my heart! Look how quickly & happily he is growing into a young man ;) Thanks for warming my day!

Sadie Olive - October 18, 2013 - 1:11 pm

Thank you, Candice! Buenos Aires sounds beautiful!

joanne nixon - October 18, 2013 - 11:33 pm

wow! look at how big finn is getting….what a handsome son you have, sara….i am so happy that you share these photos with us….he is such a happy little guy… wonderful to watch him grow….thanks to you and hugs to all….

SuZeQ - October 19, 2013 - 5:48 am

Thanks for giving us a little peek at Finn. YES, he indeed is getting so big. All of a sudden he’s a little man!

Doré ...BurlapLuxe - October 19, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Looks like little Finn had so much fun hé is smiling from ear to ear….not to mention he is so cute.

Always love your beautiful photos when I pop in for a view.